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Thomas Peters: "Reflections on my Time Away"

[Our dear friend and colleague Thomas Peters has offered us these reflections on his injury and recovery process, and asked that we share them with our readers. We’re only too happy to do so. Please continue to pray with us for Thomas, his wife, and all his family and friends. – Eds.]  On a Friday […]

INFOGRAPHIC: What You Should Know About Marriage

In the days, weeks and months ahead, there will be millions of conversations across the country about what marriage is. Heritage has produced this helpful infographic explaining what marriage is — please share this far and wide!

Refusing to Stay Silent: A Millennial Case for Marriage

Ryan Anderson and Andrew Walker of the Heritage Foundation are featured this month on the front page of Citizen, the Focus on the Family magazine. One of the great lines from their article: “There’s no such thing as being on the “right” or “wrong” side of history. There’s only being on the right or wrong […]

Shame on Piers Morgan and Suze Orman -- I Stand With Ryan!

Earlier this week Piers Morgan and Suze Orman conduct one of the most rude, condescending “debates” I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen dozens of debates on marriage where rudeness and incivility were directed towards those with pro-marriage views but this takes the cake. Ryan Anderson, a fellow at Heritage and co-author of “What is Marriage?” patiently […]

ACTION: Tell SPLC to Take Down the "Hate Map" Used by FRC Shooter to Target Victims

Becket Adams of The Blaze: The Family Research Council shooter, Floyd Lee Corkins II, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges that include assault with intent to kill and committing an act of terrorism. Shockingly enough, Corkins told FBI agents that he chose FRC as a target based on the liberal Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate map.” […]

Washington's National Cathedral to Host Ceremonies for Same-Sex Partners

Another consequence of redefining marriage: “…In light of the legality of same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia and now Maryland, the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, the Episcopal bishop of Washington, decided in December to allow an expansion of the Christian marriage sacrament. The diocese covers the district and four counties in Maryland. The […]

"What is Marriage?" Book Discussed at Heritage Foundation Today

The Authors of “What is Marriage?” at the Heritage Foundation this afternoon to discuss the book. For more information on the event click here.

A Reminder About Polls vs. Reality

This year, like every year we have had a vote on marriage, the media and press are obsessing about polls claiming they show gay marriage will win in a couple short weeks. It should of course be pointed out that marriage has historically under-performed in polls by at least 6-7 points, and more importantly, that […]

Breaking News: WA Gov. Christine Gregoire Reveals Obama Hid His True Position on Marriage for Months [Updated]

Video has surfaced of Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire at a pro-Referendum 74 concert and fundraiser revealing that President Obama whispered to her back in February — at least six weeks before his public coming out for gay marriage in May — that he was “proud” of her signing a bill to redefine marriage, that […]

How Many Scientific Truths Must Be Unsayable?

Dan Rafter at the HRC blog takes issue with Maggie Gallagher quoting a study in the October issue of Journal of Marriage and Family which found that married opposite-sex couples in Britain are five times more stable than same-sex couples (cohabiting opposite-sex couples are twice as stable). The study also found: “Compared to married couples, […]

The Blue State Exodus (Towards Pro-Marriage States)

General Mills recently claimed it endorsed same-sex marriage for economic reasons. Conn Carroll, senior editorial writer at the Examiner notes that Americans are fleeing blue states for states that have recently passed pro-marriage amendments: Over the past ten years, millions of Americans have fled Democratic-leaning Blue states for Republican-leaning Red states, according to a new report […]

New Polls Show We're Within Striking Distance of Victory in Maine! Game On!

Over at my personal blog I explain the excitement we pro-marriage warriors are feeling over these new polls out of Maine, and how we plan to win in November: “…This fight is so far following the trajectory of other state marriage referendums. Prop 8, for instance, was trailing in the polls by 18 points six weeks […]

NY Pride Agenda Leaves Pro-SSM Senators Out to Dry

Last week the pro-SSM Empire State Pride Agenda offered the ridiculous consolation to Republican flip-floppers who lost (or are in danger of losing) their primaries that “the focus of the Pride Agenda has always been on November.” Apparently the Pride Agenda doesn’t care that most Republican flop-floppers won’t even be able to compete in November […]

Gay Marriage to be a Centerpiece of Democrat Convention

Over at my personal blog I look at the lengths the Democrats are going to make gay marriage a defining issue for their party at their annual convention next week in North Carolina. I begin with two observations about that: a) it’s ironic they would do so considering a plurality of Democrats in North Carolina […]

The Starbucks Appreciation Day That Wasn't

An Los Angeles Times blog notes that the planned counter-protest to the wildly successful Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day started-off weak: Gay marriage activists had a vision: Tuesday would be their clarion call for consumers to reject Chick-fil-A and its president’s comments against same-sex unions, instead crowding into Starbucks and other more sympathetic companies. Though its still early in the […]

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